Veto override drawing vitriol from constituents in Maryland

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Posted: Feb 12, 2016 5:01 PM

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Senate president is calling for civility after Democrats received what he called "the most vicious hate mail you can possibly imagine" in the aftermath of overriding the Republican governor's veto.

He says one caller expressed the hope a senator's wife would be raped and killed.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller asked Gov. Larry Hogan to stop his supporters from singling out senators in messages on social media. But Hogan's spokesman said it's "ridiculous" and "beyond outrageous" to imply the governor was responsible for encouraging people to make such calls and comments.

The uproar is happening after Democrats overrode the veto of a bill allowing felons to vote when they are on parole and probation.